Panel orders FIRs against 3 IPS officers for filing false affidavit

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes Tuesday ordered an FIR to be lodged against three Maharashtra IPS officers for allegedly filing a false affidavit before it.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 4, 2013 1:26:20 am

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes Tuesday ordered an FIR to be lodged against three Maharashtra IPS officers for allegedly filing a false affidavit before it.

The commission,which has been hearing a complaint of atrocity by Chitra Salunkhe,former vice-principal of Siddharth College,has issued the order against Arup Patnaik,former Mumbai Commissioner of Police and now Director General of Maharashtra State Security Corporation,Cherring Dorje,DCP (Zone 9) and Nisar Tamboli,DCP (Zone3).

An affidavit compiled by Dorje,and signed by the Commissioner of Police,states that Salukhe had several cases pending against her. However,the affidavit was later withdrawn under the pretext that a “minor mistake had inadvertently crept in”.

The commission’s vice-chairperson Raj Kumar Verka also directed Satyapal Singh,Mumbai police commissioner,to file an action taken report within two weeks,or it would seek a CBI inquiry into the matter. Singh did not appear before the commission Tuesday. The commission issued summons,directing him to be present before it in Delhi next week.

In 2005,Salunkhe filed a complaint against IPS officer K L Bishnoi,who was her student at the college. According to Salunkhe,the officer passed the final year exam and scored the highest marks without appearing for a viva. While an inquiry was set up under seven IPS officers to look into the allegations against Bishnoi and college principal I A Inamdar,the final report gave them a clean chit.

Another inquiry was conducted by the DGP’s office following a Bombay High Court order. According to Salunkhe,the IPS lobby shielded Bishnoi and she was targeted for her complaint.

“They wanted to paint a picture that I was a problem creator,and hence made a false submission that I had cases against me,” Salunkhe deposed before the commission.

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